Capstone Project

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Rationale: Now it is time to culminate your efforts into one project where you apply your research and experience into an academic and creative project. This assignment has three components meant to harness academic rigor (paper), creative application (audio/visual presentation), and brevity for impatient reviewers (executive summary). By the time you have completed this project, you will be able to appeal your work to a larger audience and be ready to share your experience with more than just your professor.

Paper Component

Your paper will consist of 2 parts: (1) a general discussion of your research topic, and (2) the practical application of your research to your local ministry.

Part 1: Discussion of your research topic

  • Treat this portion of your paper more as you would a literature review.
  • Your headings should be themes, and sources should be interwoven throughout unlike an annotated bibliography where the sources are listed alphabetically.
  • Begin this portion by asking yourself, “Why is this topic important to me?”
  • As you build your paper, answer the question, “How have my research articles answered helped me to answer this question?”

Part 2: Practical Application of your research topic

  • As you address the practicality of the research, focus on the problems you face in your ministry.
  • Remember, since sin entered the world, we are not without our challenges. As you chose your challenges to address, describe how the literature you consulted has aided you.
  • Suggest the ways in which you plan to address your leadership challenges using the literature you have consulted as a basis.

Requirements:

  • Word count: 3,750 – 4,500 words
  • Sources: 12 scholarly sources
    • 6 (or more) of which are peer-reviewed
    • Sources are no more than 10 years old
    • You are not required to use all or any of the sources from your bibliography.
    • Properly cite your work.
  • Introduction
    • Provide a clear thesis statement that clearly introduces the topic of your work.
    • Give your audience a clear overview of your topic.
  • Content Application
    • Address any issues you raise in your topic.
    • Provide personal evaluation for the topic you present.
    • Provide varying perspectives.
    • Be thorough.
    • Provide practical application – go beyond theories and esoteric considerations.
  • Conclusion
    • Effectively conclude your topic.
    • Offer suggestions for further study.
  • Structure
    • Be sure to smoothly transition between sentences, paragraphs, and sections of your paper.
    • Use proper headings for themes.
    • Treat your topic logically and ensure your paper flows logically.
  • Turabian Format
    • Use current Turabian formatting throughout your paper.
    • Ensure your paper has a title page, table of contents, and a bibliography (for any references cited).
    • Complete a thorough examination of your paper, even ask a colleague to examine it to guarantee your work is free of grammatical, mechanical, and spelling errors.

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WRSP 645 CAPSTONE PROJECT GRADING RUBRIC Criteria Levels of Achievement Content 70% Introduction Advanced Proficient Developing Not present 8 to 10 points 4 to 7 points 1 to 3 points 0 points • Topic of paper is clearly introduced • Clear thesis statement • Clear and concise summary of the paper is included in introduction Content • • 61 to 70 points • • • • Conclusion Issues raised in the topic are clearly discussed Personal evaluation and insights are included Differing viewpoints are considered, analyzed, and treated Analysis is thorough • • • • 8 to 10 points • • Practical Application • • • The conclusion offers an effective summary of issues treated in the paper The conclusion offers suggestions for further study 16 to 20 points The paper provides 3 or more points for practical application Practical application points are consistent with course content • • • • Topic of paper is introduced but needs more clarification Includes a basic thesis statement Introduction includes a summary of the paper but could be expanded 21 to 60 points • Issues raised in the topic are generally discussed Limited personal evaluation and insights are included While some differing viewpoints are considered, discussion needs to be expanded Analysis is minimal 4 to 7 points • The conclusion offers a basic summary of issues treated in the paper, but could be expanded The conclusion offers limited suggestions for further study 6 to 15 points The paper provides 1-2 points for practical application Practical application points are consistent with course content but could be expanded • • • Topic of paper is poorly introduced No thesis statement No summary of the paper is included in introduction 1 to 20 points • • • There is minimal or no discussion of issues raised in the topic No personal evaluation and insights are included No differing viewpoints are considered No in-depth analysis 1 to 3 points • • 0 points 0 points The conclusion offers no summary of issues treated in the paper The conclusion offers no suggestions for further study 1 to 5 points The paper provides no points for practical application 0 points Points Earned Video Presentation • • • Executive Summary • • • Structure 30% Style • • Structure • • • 16 to 20 points The video presentation covers the main topics/themes of the paper The presentation highlights 3 or more points of practical application Meets time requirements of 4 minutes 26 to 30 points The Executive Summary presents the topic and main themes of the paper The Executive Summary highlights points of practical application Meets the length requirement (100-250 words) • • • • • Advanced 16 to 20 points Used current Turabian format. Paper contains 12 scholarly sources 16 to 20 points Paper includes a title page, table of contents and bibliography Length requirement met (3,7504,500 words) Paper contains no spelling or grammatical errors 6 to 15 points The video presentation covers the main topics/themes of the paper but could be expanded The presentation highlights 12 points of practical application Meets time requirements of 4 minutes 11 to 25 points The Executive Summary presents the topic and main themes of the paper but could be expanded The Executive Summary highlights 1-2 points of practical application Meets the length requirement (100-250 words) • • • • • • • • • • • • Proficient 6 to 15 points 1 to 2 Turabian errors 1 to 2 annotations do not meet the length requirement of 50-200 words. 6 to 15 points Paper fails to include a title page, table of contents and/or bibliography Length requirement not met (less than 3,750 words) Paper contains 1-5 spelling or grammatical errors • • • 1 to 5 points The video presentation does not cover the main topics/themes of the paper The presentation highlights no points of practical application Does not meet time requirement of 4 minutes 1 to 10 points The Executive Summary does not present the main themes of the paper The Executive Summary highlights no points of practical application Fails to meet the length requirement (100-250 words) Developing 1 to 5 points • More than 2 Turabian errors • More than 3 annotations do not meet the length requirement of 50-200 words. 1 to 5 points Paper does not include a title page, table of contents and/or bibliography Length requirement not met (less than 3,000 words) Paper contains more than 5 spelling or grammatical errors 0 points 0 points Not present 0 points 0 points Total Points Instructor’s Comments: Points Earned /200 ...
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Dmitry
School: New York University

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Name
Institution

Introduction

Problems Facing the Ministry
 The main problem facing the ministry is lack of effective leadership to drive the






ministry into success.
Many leaders apply ineffective leadership styles due to the lack of leadership
qualities and characteristics of both servant and transformational leadership.
only leaders who can challenge, create, achieve, inspire, energize, assess and
decide can help drive the ministry to success.
The lack of these criteria or characteristics of an effective leader make the
ministry leaders to effectively perform their mandated services for the ministry.
It is apparent that the current leadership fraternity in the ministry are lacking
both boldness and good judgment elements which are at the heart of leadership
concept.

How Literature Review has aided Addressing
Challenges
 Presenting a clear definition of what leadership means to me, and to you






and to other people.
Making me to understand that leadership is the ability to empower
followers, based on guidance, encouragement and examples
Helped me appreciate the significance of boldness and good judgment as
integral elements of leadership.
Presenting knowledge of what it takes to be a good and effective leader.
Making me comprehend that an effective leader is one who is able to
harness abilities and skills they own to marshal their respective followers
towards achieving the goal of the organization.

How Literature Review has aided Addressing
Challenges Cont.
 Detailing the effective styles of leadership and hence I will be able

recommend one to be embraced in the organization.
 Presenting a clear understanding of the importance youth leadership by
starting early to develop leaders and associated desired leadership
behavior.
 I have understood that leadership characteristics must be strongly
possessed by leaders to be well-equipped to provide real helps in the
organization to avoid corrosive effects of bad leaders by preventing
negative influence.

Ways I Plan to address leadership challenges
 I am planning to address the leadership challenges in the organization by






recommending that the ministry adopts servant leadership philosophy.
I believe that to effectively lead people in the ministry, our leaders must set the
correct example to the followers.
The ministry need to have leaders with firm possession of attributes the
ministry expects and desires.
It should have a team of leadership who are willing to commit and devote
themselves to achieve goals.
Embracing servant leadership in the ministry puts the leader in the ministry at
followers’ services and hence promotes empathy, devotion, and selflessness, all
of which are desirable leadership characteristics.

Ways I Plan to address leadership challenges
 To achieve servant leadership style in the organization, I will hold

conferences and seminars for the leaders to discuss with them all I have
learned from the reviewed literature.
 This will focus on demonstrating to them that an individual leadership
philosophy need not to conform to another person’s principles, but
instead need an extension of values that a person himself hold dear and
tries to uphold in his individual life.
 However, I will help them understand the need to integrate their
leadership philosophy into what the ministry considers fit well with the
organization’s culture.

Ways I Plan to address leadership challenges
 I will also emphasize on the leaders the importance of defining their

values in becoming an effective leader by making understand that
whatever they will do arises from their principles acting as their moral
alongside behavioral basements.
 The ministry will thus ensure that each leader defines their values for
themselves to be a leader since he will be able to have a sense of what it
takes to being devoted and committed to an ideal, objective or principle.
 Such a definition must be understood by all leaders to be significant in
achieving organizational success.
 Thus, all leaders will have to define for themselves and their followers the
organization’s values.


EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND HOW TO ACHIEVE THEM
Name
Institution

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Executive Summary
This capstone offers a comprehensive discussion on the leadership meaning and a
definition of qualities and features of effective leaders. It presents discussion on the manner in
which skills of leadership can are developed and assessment of the significance of leadership in
organization that seek to accomplish particular aims. Such style of leadership as transformational
and servant leadership are examined alongside such qualities as good judgment, emotional
intelligence and boldness to demonstrate how they facilitate the realization of effective
leadership. The paper is concluded with a detailed discussion of what exactly leadership imply to
various individuals and how such leadership style reflect a person’ individual subjective take on
the leadership as well as how it should be illustrated. This paper thus examines characteristic of
leadership and illustrate how these can features re developed in leaders of tomorrow.

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INTRODUCTION
Schyns and Schilling (2013) held that various organizations are thriving on effective
leadership and agonize in various ways from ineffective leadership. 1 The leaders are accountable
for vision and values’ projection within the organization as well as for decision making on the
basis of good judgement that shall eventually benefit every stakeholder in the long-term.
Whereas many leadership style are available for adoption by leaders and ranging from
transformation to democratic to servant leadership, some absolute leadership characteristics are
shared among all effective organizations’ leaders. This paper thus examines characteristic of
leadership and illustrate how these can features re developed in leaders of tomorrow. This is very
importance topic to the enable the local ministry address the leadership challenges affecting its
full potential achievements.
CONTENT APPLICATION
Part 1:
What is Leadership: A Definition of Leadership?
Leadership is described as the ability of a leader to empower his followers via guidance,
encouragement and example. Variation of leaders is based on style whereby some leaders show
boldness and transform their respective following when they instill a vision in them of what they
are able to achieve and demonstrate to them the means to achieving it. On the other hand, some
leaders remain humbled and instill inspiration in their followers through services, identification
of their needs and making sure that identified needs are fulfilled. The objective, in either case,
stays the identical: leaders are seeking to motivate their respective followers to hit their optimal

1

Schyns, Birgit, and Jan Schilling. "How bad are the effects of bad leaders? A meta-analysis of destructive
leadership and its outcomes." The Leadership Quarterly 24, no. 1 (2013): 138-158.

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potential. A leader must one whose fundamental concern is with both positive as well as
progressive organizational direction of which he belongs: a leader’s concern is never with his
individual standing or accomplishment, but instead with the people around him successes. Where
a leader is never focused on assisting his followers to thrive, subsequently such a leader is more
probable to become a destructive one instead of being a constructive as well as effective leader.
The leadership concept is never new. Throughout the history, civilizations have
acknowledged leaders as well as celebrated effective leadership in various ways. Such General as
Julius Caeser, and statesmen as Pericles and Solon alongside artist as Shakespeare and Wagne...

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